Chhattisgarh sterilization massacre

Time to re-evaluate medical standards Raghavi Viswanath The recent incident in Chhattisgarh calls for a serious re-evaluation of the Government’s approach to family planning. As part of the State’s sterilization program, laparoscopic tubectomies were performed on 83 women in the Bilaspur district in a span of merely five hours. All these operations were performed by a single doctor. According to...

CLAT 2015 to be held on May 10, 2015

CLAT 2015
Common Law Admission Test which is popularly known as CLAT for admission to the under graduate and post graduate courses offered by the National Law Schools for the academic year 2015 – 16 will be held on May 10, 2015. Initial admission notification with respect to CLAT 2015 will be published by the CLAT Core Committee on December 25 on the official website www.clat.ac.in. Admissions to under graduate...

Combating Cyber Crimes against Women

Aman Ahmad, Student of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia Cyber Crime is a global phenomenon and with the advent of technology, cyber crime against women is on the high and it has been posing as a major threat to the reputation of a women. India is among the very few countries to enact the IT Act, 2000 to combat cyber crimes that are on the rise but issues regarding cyber crimes against women are still untouched...

Importance of Non – Violence and Ethical Values

Aman Ahmad, Student of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia “Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.” ― Mahatma Gandhi. From the First World War to the Second World War and to the latest, the war for the Gaza Strip, The world has seen the consequences of unethical values and violence. All of the world has seen destruction just for the sake of establishing hegemony....

Elections in India and related Laws

Ipsita Mishra, Student of Law, NLU, Odisha India is the largest democracy in the World. Since 1947 free and fair elections have been held at regular intervals as per the principles of the Constitution, Electoral Laws and System. The Election Commission of India has complete control over the elections. Election Commission of India is a permanent Constitutional Body. The Election Commission was established...

Study of Library Information on KSLU ’s Law Colleges Websites

Sri. Chidananda M & Smt. Ashwini N1 Internet and web is an effective source of information of the present day. There is no alternative or substitute to its abundance, utility and value. The creation of a homepage is necessary for library to be recognized and its services to be made available globally. Internet is bringing comprehensive changes in most of our daily activities like it is offering...

GOING BACK TO SQUARE ONE: SC shows red signal to Gay rights

Aastha Mehta In a thought-provoking judgment on Wednesday, Supreme Court of India describes homosexuals as “miniscule fraction” of the population, a term which has not gone too well with those who have been fighting to get a voice in the mainstream, starting from agencies working for Gay rights to NGOs, and the all those who were directly involved with the outcome of the case. The court has made...

Analysis of the National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010: Move for Better India

Aastha Mehta In a country like ours, wherein the citizens face plethora of problems in getting the benefits to which they are entitled to, Unique Identification Authority of India which was first introduced in January 2009, as an attached office of the Planning Commission, was a whiff of relief to such uneducated people from the laborious task of bringing new documents and materials every time for...

Schizophrenia cannot be a Ground for Divorce: Supreme Court

Ankita Sharma The bench of Supreme Court Judges, Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice V. Gopala Gowda in the case of Kollam Chandra Sekhar v/s Kollam Padma Latha held that, “temporary ill-health including schizophrenia, a mental disorder, which is curable cannot be a ground for divorce under Section 13(1)(iii) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.”The Appeal was brought up by the husband against the judgment...

Builders will have to pay Value Added Tax now: SC

Ipsita Mishra Builders will have to pay Value Added Tax now according to the decison given by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had clubbed all 26 appeals on this issue. The three judge bench comprised Justice RM Lodha, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Madan B Lokur, upheld the decision given by the High Court. The state’s decision has been challenged by the builders on the grounds that...

Is it still possible to differentiate between the state, citizens, criminals, rebels etc. in Syria?

Dmytro Tupchiienko, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (UK) In order to understand the Syrian conflict, it is worth noting, that Syrian civil war is by all means not a recent invention or recent event. This will give us a more thorough understanding of its roots, continuation and climax, if any. An ongoing conflict in Syria started shortly after World War I, as an offshoot of the ‘Great...

NOTA – None of the Above

Rohan Mukherjee, National Law University, Odisha The ideals of democracy- which comes with its share of freedoms and rights, certainly received a nudge with the fresh judgment on People’s Union for Civil Liberties v Union of India that made the installation of a ‘None of the above’ (NOTA) button mandatory on the Electronic Voting Mechines – a move that the Court believes will encourage the...

Wife Trying to Seek Divorce to Show ‘Single’ Status on Passport

Ankita Sharma, Student of Law, JGLS A recent judgment of the Delhi Court dealt with the divorce petition being filed by a woman against her husband for the reasons of cruelty and desertion. Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1954 lists down the grounds for divorce. Courts across India have always been a witness for divorce petitions for various reasons of non-settlement over family issues, physical...

Proposed changes in Hindu Marriage Act,1955: ANTI-MEN OR PRO-WOMEN?

Aastha Mehta, Student of Law, GNLU, Gandhinagar Women have always been subjugated since ancient times, especially after marriage, wherein they were considered merely as properties of husband. The proposed changes have majorly been done in divorce provisions. Hindu Marriage Act currently provides divorce on grounds of  cruelty, desertion or conversion to another religion or if the partner suffers from  ...

NET eligibility criteria fixed by the UGC legitimate or not? Answered by SC

Shatrunjay Bose, Student of Law, UPES, Dehradun The Supreme Court heard the petition filed by the University Grant Commission (UGC), which challenged the order of the Division Bench of the Bombay High Court and single-judge Bench of the Kerala High Court order which held that the eligibility criteria fixed by the UGC would be set aside after holding NET in June 2012. The usual norms stated was that...

Onion Cartel – Making the Consumer Cry

Swarnim Shrivastava, Student of Law, HNLU, Raipur The other reason why onions made us cry was the recent inflation in its prices in India. Onion, being the most significant and common ingredient in Indian recipe, the increase in its price is having a huge impact on food security and consumer welfare. The high volatility in its price can have a disproportionate, non-linear or asymmetrical impact on...

Bring in the Foreign Investor – Drop Retrospective Tax

By: Swarnim Shrivastava, Student of Law, HNLU, Raipur It took the rupee to have a lowest ever fall for the Government to understand that the decision of retrospective amendments to tax was a big blow to the Indian economy. The foreign investor had lost trust in India after seeing the regulatory barriers and was reluctant to do business in India. There are 16 direct tax amendments in the Finance Act...

Will the Government be a successful drafter this time?

By: Aastha Mehta, Student of Law, GNLU, Gandhinagar India, is notoriously famous for its loopholes and poor application of mind when it comes to international arbitration disputes, a very few coming in favor of the Indian Government. But with arbitration notices from foreign investors like Axiata, Sistema, and other telecom companies after 2G verdict mounting the tables of officials, Indian Government...